Churches should build ‘communities of resistance,’ says Rod Dreher at SBTS Gheens Lectures

Andrew J.W. Smith — February 17, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS)—With secular culture increasingly marginalizing the Christian faith, believers should leave behind political battles and embrace the communal life exemplified by St. Benedict of Nursia, said columnist Rod Dreher at the Gheens Lectures, Feb. 7-8, 2017 at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Although Christianity continues to spread to…

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Southern Seminary to launch Giving Days in April

Andrew J.W. Smith — February 13, 2017

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will launch a four-day initiative in spring 2017 aimed at supporting the mission of the institution, announced R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary. From April 20-23, the seminary will hold its first Giving Days, providing students, alumni, donors, and faculty the opportunity to…

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God’s Word essential 500 years after Reformation, Mohler says at SBTS spring convocation

S. Craig Sanders — February 8, 2017

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation must remind Christians that proclamation of God’s Word remains necessary for advancing the gospel and nourishing the church, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at the institution’s Feb. 7 convocation. In an…

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Modular Th.M. to provide opportunity for advanced distance learning

Andrew J.W. Smith — February 3, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Four professors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are leading a new degree program that will allow students to continue to study beyond the M.Div. level in a modular format. The modular Master of Theology in Theological Studies will permit distance students to complete all the…

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Dreher to deliver Southern Seminary’s Gheens Lectures Feb. 7-8

SBTS Communications — February 2, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Conservative columnist Rod Dreher will deliver the Gheens Lectures on “The Benedict Option” at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Feb. 7-8. Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative, is set to release his book The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation, in…

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‘Never been easier’ to improve Greek skills, profs say at SBTS Alumni Academy

Andrew J.W. Smith — January 27, 2017

Everyone who has studied New Testament Greek has experienced some degradation of their skills with the language. But whether a student needs a brush-up after a month of winter break or a full makeover after years of neglect, there are plenty of resources to help the Greek student get back…

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God calls ministers to embrace their calling, says Mohler at SBTS winter commencement

Andrew J.W. Smith — December 5, 2016

Christian ministers should not settle for the comfortable and agreeable career of secular professionals, but courageously embrace their prophetic role, said President R. Albert Mohler Jr. in his Dec. 2 winter commencement address to 141 master’s and doctoral graduates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “The Christian ministry is a…

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ETS 2016: Ware defines Trinity view; Mohler urges conviction and compassion on transgender issues

S. Craig Sanders — November 18, 2016

SAN ANTONIO (SBTS) — The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary led all participating institutions with more than 40 paper presentations from faculty and students at the 68th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Nov. 15-17. Of those, 15 presentations dealt with topics related to the conference’s theme on the Trinity…

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Doxology and Theology exhorts Reformed worship

Myriah Snyder — November 14, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Like Paul in Romans 11, the worship leader’s doxology should be a response to the gospel and drenched in humility, said worship pastor Matt Boswell at the third Doxology and Theology conference Nov. 3-5, held at The Southern Baptist Theology Seminary. The theme of the 2016…

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Christ’s kingdom above politics, says BCMD executive director Kevin Smith at SBTS chapel

Annie Corser — November 11, 2016

  American politics cannot destroy the kingdom of God and should not leave Christians living in fear, said Southern Baptist leader Kevin Smith during a Nov. 8 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “Whatever’s going on in the American culture around us, the Bible-believing Christian never runs around…

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